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Welcome to Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Cardrona Alpine Resort is home to New Zealand’s highest mountain bike park. There are activities for every member of the family at Cardrona this summer! Take a short drive from Queenstown or Wanaka & be welcomed with genuine Kiwi hospitality to NZ’s ultimate alpine summer playground.

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Cardrona opens for Summer on Sat Dec. 2nd :-) #excited

Lift-Accessed Frisbee Golf

At Cardrona we’re always trying new things, especially if it involves a fun new sport... so as part of our Geo Adventures Fun Day on Sunday, we’re introducing Frisbee Golf to our summer visitors!

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What’s New for Summer 2017

Summer 2017 is fast approaching... check out all the new activities & events we have going on up on the mountain at Cardrona this summer!

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Downtown Mountain Carts 2016

Yesterday we brought our unique mountain carts from the mountain to central Wanaka for a free mountain carting experience in Lismore Park!

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Cardrona Peak to Pub is here!

You asked & we listened! From January 20th, you can now ride from Cardrona all the way to the Cardrona Hotel – Peak to Pub!

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Getting here

Cardrona is an easy drive or bus ride from NZ's most famous resort towns, Queenstown & Wanaka. These 2 lakeside destinations are surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery & offer a dizzying array of activities, sights & sounds. If you're looking for the ultimate holiday destination, this is it! 

Drive times:
Wanaka - 34km / 35mins
Queenstown - 58km / 60mins
Arrowtown - 37km / 45mins

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Michelle, R

What a rush! Easily the best thing I've done in NZ yet! Serious trails! And with a whole day of biking I improved massively by the end. Can't wait to go back, I'm hooked!

Mark H Quilpie, Australia

After the amazing drive up the mountain we were met by fantastic staff. They couldn’t have been more helpful. The apartment is great. The meal was delicious. Although it is the off skiing season it is still worth a visit. There are plenty of activities to keep you amused.

Maree H Wanaka, NZ

We have been overseas and come home for our holiday. We took this opportunity to visit this fabulous fairly newly built activity bike/cart/walking park. It looks SO different in summer. We are used to seeing the area covered in snow. What an amazing new activity. Great fun, good coffee at Mezz Cafe. Staff are fabulous, so keen to show off whats available.